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Senior Transmission Development Consultant

Company: DNV
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position DescriptionAbout the jobOur world is changing its energy mix and the power system is undergoing significant transformation to accommodate this changing energy mix while ensuring energy remains reliable and cost-effective. Renewable energy deployment is growing rapidly and new or upgraded transmission is needed to integrate it into power systems; we are committed to supporting this growth with the best data, advice, and expertise on the planet. New techniques allow equipment to be operated closer to the limit, new technologies are applied to enable the massive integration of variable resources, and new market models are piloted to efficiently guide the required investments. Would you like to be part of it? DNV Energy Systems' Power System Advisory team advises utilities, ISOs, developers, manufacturers, investors, and governments on technical and economic aspects of strategic transmission development to ensure energy transition goals can be achieved in a reliable, affordable and sustainable way. We are currently working on several exciting new opportunities across North America. and DNV's Renewable & Power Grids group is making strategic and exciting investments in Transmission in 2023 and beyond. As such, you'll be part of a rapidly growing team of power systems experts addressing one of the most significant challenges facing grid decarbonization. We are seeking an experienced Senior Transmission Development Consultant in the transmission development space to ensure the timely delivery of a wide variety of transmission projects, including transmission system development and analytics, technology evaluation, grid integration, and strategic transmission planning consulting. As a project manager you will work with utilities and developers of transmission systems for onshore and offshore grids, utilizing both AC and HVDC technologies. You will be the interface between our customers and DNV's deep, worldwide bench of subject matter experts, combining energy system & economics modeling, power system expertise, operations research, and several multi-disciplinary inputs from other DNV teams. By working closely with industry leaders and cutting-edge technology providers, this role provides you with the opportunity to make an impact on the much-needed transmission system expansion in North America, while expanding your own expertise by learning firsthand from DNV's specialists.This position will include responsibility for inter-disciplinary business support and business development. The key focus will be on growing DNV's Power System Advisory practice by developing innovative yet practical solutions in transmission systems for our customers - and pushing the boundaries of technology maturity and policy implementation.Broad knowledge of the transmission industry is preferred, including market and technology trends and awareness of regulatory proceedings and policies at both the state and national level. The Project Manager will be responsible for leading advisory projects, technical due diligence processes, contributing as a subject matter expert, and coordinating and communicating with clients. The right person will ultimately weave the highly technical project content into a story that identifies technical, contractual, and financial risks which can be understood by engineers and investors.This position will ideally be based in our Dallas (TX) or Seattle (WA) office. However, other office locations or remote work may be considered.What You'll Do

  • Support the growth of existing and new business lines by understanding and clearly communicating DNV's unique value propositions
  • Ensuring that technical analyses are distilled into key takeaways that address a project's economic value proposition and technical feasibility
  • Initiating and coordinating projects across internal specialists (including energy economics, civil and electrical engineering, energy assessment, technology experts, permitting, etc.)
  • Communicating with clients to provide timely and relevant project updates and deliverables while ensuring milestones are met and expectations are exceeded
  • Collaborating with technical specialists to write and peer review reports
  • Developing proposals in response to sole-sourced requests or RFPs
  • Developing and providing subject matter expertise in select areas
  • Participating in continuous improvement efforts for the PSA team, including tool development, process refinement, and lessons-learned activities
  • Developing content for blog posts, industry conferences, and client workshops
  • Juggling multiple projects and levels of responsibility simultaneously
  • Working with a diverse group of fun and talented peopleWho are we looking for?
    • You really know what out of the box means and dare to challenge the status quo
    • You thrive in fast paced, diverse and multi-disciplinary environments
    • You are curious, interested, engaged and confident about your expertise, our customers like that
    • You enjoy translating your understanding of energy systems and technologies into clear solutions and solid business opportunities
    • You enjoy the ability to break down complex and abstract issues and explain them in simple terms
    • You have an eye for detail and are committed to delivering quality work products
    • You are fun to work with and expect the same from your colleaguesPosition QualificationsWhat is Required
      • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline or related field
      • Broad knowledge of the North American electric industry including recent trends and history, awareness of regulatory proceedings and policies at both the state and national level, including familiarity with RTO/ISO transmission development processes
      • Familiarity with transmission technology (e.g., overhead transmission lines, submarine and underground cables, substations, HVDC converters, offshore transmission, FACTS)
      • Experience managing collaborative projects and/or teams and ability to be customer facing
      • Excellent at building and maintaining personal and professional relationships, including a desire to coach and mentor junior staff and interact routinely with Customers to build rapport and credibility.
      • Ability to interpret, analyze, and synthesize technical information and present it clearly and concisely
      • Ability to understand your audience and tune your communication styles to suit varying degrees of technical and commercial understanding.
      • Maintain a customer-focused, consultative approach to projects and customer needsWork within expected deadlines, while being adaptive to changing scope or customer needs
      • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10-15% of the time
      • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
      • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screeningWhat is Preferred
        • Advanced degree in relevant engineering or quantitative field.
        • Proven record creating thought leadership, such as published journal articles, conference presentations and industry committee/working group participation.
        • Experience with project management and CRM software tools
        • Minimum 5 years of experience in transmission development in the context of engineering, estimation, construction, development, origination, consulting, finance, or project management
        • Candidates with experience in:
          • Offshore wind farm export links
          • HVDC transmission links
          • Cross-border transmission projects *Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position*What We Offer
            • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days)
            • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits
            • Spending accounts - FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA
            • Special programs - Employee Assistance Program, ID theft protection, and accident and critical illness options for you and your family
            • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
            • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
            • Tuition assistance
            • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
            • Advancement opportunities**Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee electionHow We Do ItWe Care, We Dare, We ShareDNV is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment department (hrrecruitment.northamerica@dnv.com). Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.DNV is proud to announce being named one of Houston's best places to work in the 2022 Houston Business Journal - Best Places to Work competition.For more informationhttps://www.eeoc.gov/know-your-rights-workplace-discrimination-illegal-poster -Read more hereDiversity at DNV - -Meet our Employees -About DNV -Careers in DNV -Please visit our website at www.dnv.com -Company & Business Area DescriptionDNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise, we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complexes, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

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